Saint Aubin 1er Cru Frionnes Hubert Lamy 2016

Saint Aubin 1er Cru Frionnes Hubert Lamy 2016


Region Burgundy

Viticulture Sustainable Agriculture

Grapes Chardonnay

Vintage 2016

Recommended service Temperature 10 - 12° C

Decanting Pop It

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About the wine

A slightly riper blend features notes of various white orchard fruit, floral and more discreet citrus nuances. Despite the evident concentration and volume the medium-bodied flavors retain a fine sense of cut and punch with a driving and saline-inflected finish that displays focused power and a hint of bitter lemon.

Ranking RVF: 15,5/20

Tasting notes

Eye - Limpid Pale Yellow

Nose - Bouquet of white flowers, and white fruits, and delicate aromas of agrums

Palate - Beautiful minerality with a touch of verbena and mixed fresh herbs combine on the palate of this lovely and complex St Aubin.

Classic Food Pairing

Will be perfect on seafood, Oysters, Cheese, Turkey, Chicken.

Background Winery

There have been Lamys growing vines in St-Aubin since 1640 - today it is run by Olivier Lamy. Olivier is representative of a new breed of Burgundian grower keen to progress. He worked at Méo-Camuzet before taking over in 1996 from father Hubert. Olivier ceased supplying négociants in 1997, grubbing up and selling off peripheral vines, keeping only the best and oldest sites. Currently he is experimenting with different planting densities in a quest to capture even greater expression of terroir.

The domaine produces both reds and whites and now has 16.5 hectares of vineyards, mostly in St-Aubin but a few parcels in Chassagne-Montrachet and a tiny plot in the Grand Cru Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet. Yields are kept low and a recent innovation has been the introduction of selection tables in the cuverie to ensure that only the healthiest and ripest grapes are used.

Vinification is traditional and the wines are matured in oak casks (20-30% new) for 12 months before minimal filtration and then bottling. The quality is very high and is often superior to many wines from more fashionable villages that sell at twice the price.